Yngvar Bryn

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Olympic medal record
Figure skating
Representing  Norway
Silver medal – second place 1920 Antwerp Pairs
Yngvar Bryn
Personal information
Country represented  Norway
Born (1881-12-17)December 17, 1881
Died April 30, 1947(1947-04-30) (aged 65)
Former partner Alexia Bryn

Yngvar Bryn (17 December 1881 – 30 April 1947) was a Norwegian track and field athlete and pairs figure skater who competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France, and in the 1920 Summer Olympics held in Antwerp, Belgium.[1]

At just aged 18 years old, Bryn won to silver medals at the 1899 Norwegian Athletic Championships in the 100 metres and 500 metre races, in 1901 and 1902 he became the Norwegian Champion in the 500 metres, he also became the 100 metres Norwegian record holder in 1902 when he recorded at time of 11.1 seconds.[1]

In 1900 he participated in the 200 metres competition[2] and in the 400 metres competition.[3] In both events he was eliminated in the first round.[4] As a track and field athlete Bryn was representing IK Tjalve. Bryn was elected president of the Norwegian Athletics Association in 1908 when aged just 26 years old, a position he held for the next three years.[1]

As a pair skater, he competed with Alexia Bryn. They won silver medals at the 1920 Summer Olympics[5] and at the 1923 World Figure Skating Championships,[6] as well as the bronze at the 1912 Worlds.[7]

In 1932 Bryn took part in his third Olympics, this time as a judge in both figure skating and speed skating during the Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid.[8] He chaired the Norwegian Skating Association from 1926 to 1927.[9]

Bryn also studied philology at University of Oslo, and aswell as all his sporting activities he was also a high school teacher upto his death in 1947 when aged 65 years old.[1]


Pairs with (Alexia Bryn)

Event 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923
Olympic Games 2nd
World Championships 5th 3rd 4th 5th 5th 2nd
Nordic Championships 2nd 1st
Norwegian Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st


  1. ^ a b c d "Yngvar Bryn". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Athletics at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Men's 200 metres Round One". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Athletics at the 1900 Paris Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Round One". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Norwegian international athletes - B Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine. (in Norwegian)
  5. ^ Skatabase: 1920 Olympics Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Skatabase: 1922-1929 Worlds Pairs Results Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Skatabase: 1908-1914 Worlds Pairs Results Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Official Report of the III Olympic Winter Games Archived 2008-04-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Gjerde, Arild, ed. (2005). Norges Skøyteforbunds årbok 2003–2005 (PDF) (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norwegian Skating Association. p. 183. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ivar Hellesnes
President of the Norwegian Skating Association
Succeeded by
Anders Melteig